Monday, December 9, 2013

Wayzata surprises Fayetteville-Manlius girls at Nike Cross Nationals

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
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After years of domination, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls' cross country program finds itself in an unfamiliar position today.  F-M's string of seven straight national titles at the Nike Cross Nationals came to an end on Saturday in Portland, Oregon when Wayzata High (Minnesota) surprised the field with a first-place finish.  Wayzata won the team title with 108 points to F-M's 120.

The victory didn't come as a surprise to David Taylor of had Wayzata ranked #1 in its power rankings coming into the NXN's.  Davis High School from Utah finished third.

On the boys side - Gig Harbor from Washington won the title.

NXN Final Team Standings (Top 4)


1. Wayzata (Minnesota)
2. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)
3. Davis (Utah)
4. Carmel (Indiana)


1. Gig Harbor (Washington)
2. Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey)
3. Brentwood (Tennessee)
4. Fayetteville-Manlius (New York)

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